Why does SEQ need you?
Tens of thousands of South East Queensland home owners live under the constant threat of severe flooding and the heartbreaking disruption caused by these natural disasters.
Our cherished waterways, landscapes and native wildlife that make life in SEQ so special are also under the same threat.
Then, while recovery efforts were still ongoing, further heavy rain and damaging weather in May left more than 550 roads across the state cut by flooding and multiple people stranded, requiring evacuation once again. A stark reminder that SEQ is not prepared to handle the impacts of climate change.
To create disaster resilient regions, we must have proactive investment in on-ground projects that reduce flood risk, rather than governments simply pouring millions into clean up and recovery after the event.
Channelling investment into resilience is not just an economically sound approach, it will also have untold positive social, environmental and cultural benefits for SEQ.
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What we’re doing
It is time for everyone in SEQ to pull together and make our region more resilient to the impact of natural disasters, such as floods, bushfires, and climate change has on our environment and lifestyle.
Healthy, vegetated landscapes also decrease the volume of sediments being swept out lost to Moreton Bay and the ocean where they cause further damage to precious marine life.
We are convening a region-wide roundtable event bringing together community leaders and influencers to help map out strategies and demand proactive change for SEQ.
Healthy Land & Water is the National Natural Resource Management (NRM) body for South East Queensland.
With our expert team, we deliver the SEQ NRM Plan in partnership with industry, government and community, working on dozens of projects that deliver worldclass outcomes for the region.
We are convening a region-wide Roundtable Event bringing together community leaders and influencers to help map out strategies and demand proactive change for SEQ.
Who we are
Healthy Land & Water is the National Resource Management (NRM) body for South East Queensland.
We understand the threats to this region’s treasured natural assets better than anyone else. Our job is to protect and restore our natural environment so future generations can enjoy the same lifestyle we do today.
With a team of expert scientists and engineers, we deliver the SEQ NRM plan in partnership with industry, government and community, working on dozens of projects that deliver worldclass outcomes for the region.
“Not only did we lose our home, we also lost my family day care business.”
Jess Ly, Indooroopilly
“We were told in 2011 it was going to be a once in 100 year event, and now it’s happened twice in 10 years. So you sort of ask yourself about all those promises the pollies make, what happened to them?”
Nigel Bean, Fairfield